Christopher and His Kind Christopher and His Kind

Christopher and His Kind

A Biography

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Publisher Description

An indispensable memoir by one of the most prominent writers of his generation

Originally published in 1976, Christopher and His Kind covers the most memorable ten years in the writer's life—from 1928, when Christopher Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely, to 1939, when he arrived in America. His friends and colleagues during this time included W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, and E. M. Forster, as well as colorful figures he met in Germany and later fictionalized in his two Berlin novels—and who appeared again, fictionalized to an even greater degree, in I Am a Camera and Cabaret.

What most impressed the first readers of this memoir, however, was the candor with which he describes his life in gay Berlin of the 1930s and his struggles to save his companion, a German man named Heinz, from the Nazis. An engrossing and dramatic story and a fascinating glimpse into a little-known world, Christopher and His Kind remains one of Isherwood's greatest achievements.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2013
November 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
494
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

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